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Olson’s monologue “I’ll Always Know Where You Are” will be published


By Angie Rodenburg

Fri, Sep 27th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Education

By Angie Rodenburg

Life has been a whirlwind adventure lately for Rushford-Peterson senior, Mariah Olson. In the last few weeks she has started her senior year, been voted homecoming queen, and found out that her ten-minute original monologue has been picked up for publication by Brooklyn Publishers, a leading publisher in the youth market.

Olson’s monologue “I’ll Always Know Where You Are” follows a young woman who, devastated in her childhood by being abandoned by her mother and losing her father to cancer, finds herself in an abusive relationship that eventually claims her life. When she passes, the woman is finally reunited with her father.

Olson originally wrote the monologue to perform for speech competitions in the Creative Expression category; one of the few categories that allows students to perform their own work. Olson says, “I had no idea what I wanted to write about, so I just started writing and everything fell into place.”

Forrest Musselman, one of R-P High School’s English teachers and speech coaches, was the one who encouraged Olson to send her piece to Brooklyn Publishers. “I knew Mariah’s monologue had the potential to be published. It matched up with a lot of the monologues you see today,” Musselman said. Musselman went on to say, “It’s a great piece for women. It speaks on the very serious issue of spousal abuse.”

After Musselman received an email from Brooklyn Publishers that called for submissions on single-person monologues in particular, he knew that Mariah’s piece was just the kind of story they were looking for.

Musselman helped Olson critique and edit her piece so it could be considered for publishing. Olson submitted her piece in the beginning of the summer and at the end of August she got the great news that her monologue would be published.

Olson’s “I’ll Always Know Where You Are” will now be available for purchase through Brooklyn Publishers, with a percentage of the script sales going to Olson.

While Olson does not know if she will pursue writing as a career, she is confident she will continue writing as a hobby.

Mariah is the daughter of Dave and Susie Olson.

Rushford runs into MnDOT stumbling block

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Sep 27th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Government

By Kirsten Zoellner The massive Highway 43 project slated for Rushford, Minn. in 2014 continues to create headaches for the city. Already dealing with having to give up the city’s main thoroughfare for the duration of the project, it now seems th ..... 
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Field days feature local landowners’ habitat enhancement projects

Fri, Sep 27th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Agriculture

Two field days to be held on October 12 and 26 in the Rushford/Houston area will provide landowners with information on the options for habitat enhancement, how to protect and restore rare features of southeast Minnesota’s landscape, the plan deve ..... 
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David Williams...

Fri, Sep 20th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Does anyone imagine for a minute that the vendetta against David Williams is unrelated to the frac sand mining struggle? Does anyone think the accusatory column wasn’t initiated by someone on the pro mining side of this debate? T ..... 
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Character Assasination of David Williams...

Fri, Sep 20th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, With balanced coverage of news and opinion and the promotion of mutual respect, community unity and harmony, a newspaper has a positive influence on a community. With weighty issues like the sand mining ordinance, with which the ..... 
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R-P recipient of two grants

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Sep 20th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Education

By Kirsten Zoellner The Rushford-Peterson school year is off to a good start, especially as it received notification of two early education grants. The first, and more sizeable grant, comes to the district from the Minnesota Department of Education ..... 
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SpectaculAir at Rushford, MN promises to be spectacular

Fri, Sep 20th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Arts & Culture

The Rushford Municipal Airport at Rushford, Minn., presents the first-ever SpectaculAir air show, September 27 and 28, 2013, at the airport. The event, sponsored by the City of Rushford, Mead & Hunt, Inc., and approximately a dozen local businesses ..... 
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Rushford hears preliminary report on Highway 43

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Sep 13th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Government

With the start of the massive Highway 43 project drawing nearer, a preliminary feasibility report was presented to the city by Otomo Engineering. The details of the $3.5 million project have been laid out. The city is already painfully aware of th ..... 
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ExpoCulinaria 2013 was cookin’

Fri, Sep 13th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Arts & Culture

Despite the day’s temperatures reaching the high 90’s, ExpoCulinaria--An Experience of Taste was relished by attendees sampling at the many restaurant and vendors tables, shopping artisan exhibits, listening to a diversity of music and cheering ..... 
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